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Old 05-25-2009, 11:17 PM
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Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

My friend wants a digital watercolor of his house and really likes the style attached.

I'm fairly new to this photo art but am a keen learner.

Does anyone know how to get a similar style as the white house with the red house photo attached?

Is there any program or plugin or technique that will come close?

Your assistance is much appreciated.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:56 PM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

Only a list of tools; requires experience to use them. Paint Engine, Linetracer (for the outline step; like the hand like outlines from the vector conversion; erased the lines that I didn't want to show obviously), and some GIMP tricks. Sorry, but way too lazy to outline the steps since you probably wouldn't understand my Greek anyway. Others may offer a better and simpler method hopefully. The only way to learn is to play (and I've been playing for several years now).
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Old 05-26-2009, 04:09 AM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

I agree with Lyle there is a huge list of variables but will add that the base image effects the outcome as well i.e. the white house lends itself more easily to the treatment

not the same technique but one done using the ahb and quite a few other tweeks

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Old 05-26-2009, 05:49 AM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

This is not a watercolor but it may help get you in the ballpark when combined with other methods presented here

my simple try:

on a copied layer
Redfield++ > Outline @ 00, 46, 8, 75... Lighten Mode...
'Eliminate White' Action
Curves on this layer
Combined all onto a new layer
Hue/Saturation> saturation +40
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:20 PM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

Which ahb is best for your watercolor effect palms1?
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Old 05-26-2009, 01:39 PM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

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Which ahb is best for your watercolor effect palms1?
On this one i used Trimoons watercolour tool presets (tpl) on two layers

layer one watercolour starter
layer two water colour1 ( setting the blend mode to softlight i think or it could of been overlay )

( i may of simplified the photo first as well but cant remember )

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Old 05-26-2009, 05:13 PM
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Thank you palms1
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:25 AM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

Heres my attempt with those brushes Palms suggested with a sketch layer over top
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Old 05-27-2009, 04:04 AM
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Heres my attempt with those brushes Palms suggested with a sketch layer over top
looking good Macca

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Old 05-27-2009, 06:17 AM
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Re: Whats the best way to do this Watercolor style

Two quick watercolors,
one simplifying image with BuzzPro (no longer available, current analogue -Topaz simplify), an Impresionist plug-in layer in watercolor setting on the top at lower opacity.
Second is done in Artmaster Pro using standard setting , the program is no longer available, but the effect could be easily reproduced with standard OS filters
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